Alec Baldwin owes President Trump for the resurgence of his career.
Baldwin had once been an iconic movie star, but then his life and career spiraled downward and he was forced into television when he was no longer considered bankable.
But recently, Spike TV threw a tribute for Alec Baldwin and Bill Clinton showed up to crack some anti-Trump jokes.
While Baldwin’s career was revived with his hyperbolic impersonation of President Trump on Saturday Night Live, let’s face it; he’s not worthy of a lifetime achievement award.
You won’t hear “and this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award goes to Alec Baldwin,” anytime soon.
Nevertheless, Spike TV felt the need to throw the former movie star a tribute.
The Washington Times reported:
“Bill Clinton cracked a couple of jokes about the Trump administration Sunday night during Spike TV’s tribute to Alec Baldwin.
‘I wouldn’t know an alternative fact if it hit me in the face,’ the former president said during a surprise appearance at the Apollo Theater for ‘One Night Only: Alec Baldwin,’ airing July 9, USA Today reported.
‘But I do know this: I first met Alec Baldwin more than 20 years ago,’ he said, adding that he appreciated Mr. Baldwin’s history.
‘A great American story about a boy growing up in an Irish-Catholic family,’ he said.
‘He ended up going to George Washington University, ran for student-body president and came back home to New York, where he followed the then-classic path, from politics into soap operas.
‘And now that we know it works the other way around,’ he joked, gesturing to Mr. Baldwin, ‘you need to think about running again.
You’ll probably win the next time.’
Robert De Niro also jabbed Mr. Trump during the star-studded event, praising Mr. Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of the president as being good for the country.
‘I mean your Trump impression, Alec, is dead-on. It’s crazy,’ Mr. De Niro said, Vanity Fair reported.
‘It’s great comedy and it’s good for the country. I hope you continue through the summer, because we can’t afford too much of a lapse in with these idiots.’
‘I think when Trump arrives, instead of playing ‘Hail to the Chief,’ they should do the theme of ‘The Godfather,’’ he added.”
You can watch it here.
— Patrick Ryan (@PatRyanWrites) June 26, 2017
And Bill Clinton even encouraged Alec Baldwin to run for public office again.
— Variety (@Variety) June 26, 2017
On the other hand, Stephen Baldwin is an avid Trump supporter. So there is at least one decent Baldwin brother.